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#1 Mr.Ninja

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:59 AM

Hello, so I'm building a custom computer and want to know if all the parts are compatible and what I need (also I'm missing bluetooth and wi-fi). My budget is $3000 Canadian (off of Newegg.ca). I have already found a reliable source actually building the computer, I am new to this so could you please help me?

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Hard drive:HITACHI Deskstar H3IK30003272SW (0S03208) 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Ram:Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BN1608 X2
Computer Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case $120
Core: Intel i7 core 2600k sandy bridge $300
Graphics card: ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $350
Touch Screen: GVISION P15BX-AB-459G Black 15" Serial/USB 5 wire resistive LCD Touchscreen Monitor w/ Tilt Adjustments 250 cd/m2 500:1 Built in Speakers 0.297mm Pixel Pitch $390
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $230
Heat Sink/fan(s): ZALMAN CNPS11X Extreme V-Shaped Dual Heatpipe Design w/120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge $80
Keyboard: Logitech MK550 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo $80
Mouse: Logitech M510 Black 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse $35
Energy source: Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $70
DVD RW drive(s): ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS – OEM $70
Speakers: Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speakers $40
OS: Windows 7 home premium $200
Thermal compound: ZALMAN ZM - STG1 Thermal Compound $10
Blu-ray drive: Sony Optiarc Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM SATA Slim Internal 12.7mm Tray Blu-ray COMBO Model BC-5500H-01 - OEM

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:37 PM

Just a few notes:

You have two video cards, the ASUS ENGTX570 GeForce GTX 570 and the ATI FirePro V4800. The Asus card is the better card in this case; I have a GTX 560 and it kicks ass.

The RAM you selected is for a laptop, not a desktop. Here's a comparable desktop RAM kit: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148325 You might consider buying two of these

The hard drive you selected is a bit slow, here's a similar but faster model for about $20CA more: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145472

You didn't mention the exact part number of the CPU. This one matches your motherboard and your price: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 (I have this exact CPU and love it)

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:46 PM

Thank you for that info, the i7 core is the one I chose but I forgot to add 2600k. The RAM... oops, I didn't know, and thanks for pointing out that new hard drive. But my only question now, is what do I get for wi-fi? And Blue-tooth? I shall now change my list.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:56 PM

What to use for wifi and bluetooth is pretty much up to your preference. You can get a USB dongle for wifi for under $20, same for bluetooth. PCI cards are also available, though Bluetooth PCI cards are rare.


Here's a decent USB wifi dongle: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166025
And a Bluetooth dongle: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833242001

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:03 PM

Thanks.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:18 PM

A few things to check:

OS: Getting the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM is less expensive for the exact same software.

Graphics Card: The SAPPHIRE FleX 100312FLEX Radeon HD 6950 2GB is about the same in terms of performance for less money. If you are gaming and willing to spend a bit more, the MSI R6970 Lightning Radeon HD 6970 2GB is in between the GTX 570 and 580 with performance.

Power Supply: Given the graphics cards you may be using for this computer, you may want a better unit, like the CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W.

Monitor: Why do you need such a small touch screen? A simple 19-inch monitor would better.

Thermal Compound: This is often pre-applied to the heatsink.

Optical Drives: Why do you have two optical drives?

Case: Keep in mind that large graphics cards have a difficult time fitting the small confines of a mid-ATX case, you may be better off, if this is a gaming PC, with a full ATX case.

CPU and Motherboard: Depending on what your use case is, an AMD-based system might be worth considering.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:29 PM

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All very good points!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:06 PM

A re-updated list and improved:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz- $310

Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) - $220

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $69.50

Graphics Card: 2x ASUS MATRIX GTX580 P/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB - $1060

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB 7200 RPM - $150

Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX950 - $180

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 - $180

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP - $53

ODD: SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-/+R 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo - $55

Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech MK550 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo - $80

Speakers: Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speakers - $50

Monitor: SAMSUNG BX2440X Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED - $260

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $110

Total: $2807.5 excluding postage

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:00 AM

Um, thanks or the suggestions, but I'm not building a gaming computer. It is a computer that I want to be able to use for a long time (which is why I want a ton of memory and RAM), I will be playing games on it (why I want a good video card), and I want a touchscreen for ease of use, I'm not trying to troll I just want to make sure you gays know what I'm planning on building, DJBpace07, thanks for the OS/touchscreen sugg. I didn't know there was a cheaper Windows 7 package out there, and I didn't realize 15" was laptop size. I don't really know what an AMD system is (he he... as you can see, I don't know too much about it.). And I added the Blu-ray forgetting about the other one. I'll also stick with your power supply and Video card.

killerx525, thank you for the suggestions, I will definitely use the keyboard and mouse. I will also stick with the CPU cooler.I will use your RAM and ODD.

Thank you, everyone, because I probably couldn't have done this myself.
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:23 AM

If your gonna use the computer for quite amount of time then you would want a high end system.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:41 PM

Just because something costs alot or uses very high-end hardware, doesn't mean it will last forever or be very good. If this isn't a gaming PC, an AMD CPU and motherboard might be more cost effective, especially with the newer models since they maintain backwards compatibility and are easier to upgrade later on.

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+ AMD 970 - This is a simple, but sturdy, AMD 900 series motherboard. It takes upcoming AM3+ CPU's, along with current AM3 CPU's. Aside from that, feature wise, it is largely the same as the Intel boards that are listed here. If you are going to be gaming, AMD's flagship chipset is the 990FX, that would be preferred over this one. $119

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz AM3 - This is a six core CPU and is AMD's current flagship model. If you are rendering or doing photo editing, it will be plenty fast, to say nothing of day-to-day usage. However, AMD will be releasing a new CPU in the coming weeks based on it's new Bulldozer architecture. The high end processor, once that is released, will be the FX-8150P, which is an eight core CPU and should rival any of the CPU's mentioned in this message thread at a lower cost. If you can wait until that is released, that would be the way to go, but if you need a computer now, you can get this older Phenom II X6 processor and upgrade at a later date. For reference, AM3 and AM3+ are sockets the CPU physically fits into. AM3 CPU's will fit into an AM3+ socket, along with AM3+ CPU's. Intel, in contrast, likes to change sockets frequently with no backwards compatibility. $169

A touchscreen monitor may be more expensive and, frankly, I would prefer not using the touchscreen portion since hand oils will be all over the screen and reaching up all the time to touch it may be tiring after a while. The HP L2105tm Black 21.5" 5ms is one of the lesser expensive models.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:12 PM

The 1090T is not the flagship model, the 1100T is.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:32 PM

Semantics. The 1090T is the original flagship model, the 1100T is merely a slight speed increase using the exact same hardware.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:04 AM

Still, it's the flagship model but i just don't get why AMD is pricing it $30 more then the 1090T when the only difference is 100mhz.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:57 PM

They did the same thing with Phenom II X4 955 and 956, they are technically the same hardware, but very slightly overclocked and priced higher.

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